Communicable disease control might be one of the oldest and most important functions of the modern state, but it receives very little attention today. This article introduces a special issue on the Europeanization of communicable disease control politics in Europe. The Europeanization of communicable disease control is a case of both European integration and communicable disease politics. We first analyze the problems and tensions in communicable disease control as a problem of overlapping interprofessional, interorganizational, intergovernmental, and international tensions. We then present the European Union, a new and understudied actor in communicable disease politics, sketching the theoretical background for Europeanization of the field and introducing the articles in the special issue.
Research Article|December 01 2012
Bacteria without Borders: Communicable Disease Politics in Europe
J Health Polit Policy Law (2012) 37 (6): 887-914.
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Scott L. Greer, Margitta Mätzke; Bacteria without Borders: Communicable Disease Politics in Europe. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 December 2012; 37 (6): 887–914. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-1813763
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